Mind Your Manners

 Posted by at 12:03 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 122020
 

I’ve get a lot of e-mails from blog readers and a surprising number of them are from RVers writing about campground problems that make me wonder how so many people never learned basic manners as children. So today, let’s talk about how to be a good neighbor. Most RVers are pretty laid back, but living […]

Why Bother To Ask?

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 242019
 

I like to wear T-shirts that have a message on them. Quite often, the message is about me being a writer, such as one that says, “Pay No Attention To My Browsing History, I’m A Writer, Not A Serial Killer.” You would be surprised how many times this leads to a conversation with a perfect […]

Oct 232019
 

Definition of potpourri – 1: a mixture of flowers, herbs, and spices that is usually kept in a jar and used for scent. 2: a miscellaneous collection. The second definition above pretty much describes today’s blog, a collection of miscellaneous thoughts and info that I’m sharing because I really don’t have anything else to talk […]

Jul 112019
 

I love hearing from blog readers, and in an average week I will get well over 100 personal emails. Many of those emails have questions about RVing or other things I’ve written about, and I’m always happy to answer to the best of my ability. If I don’t know the answer, I try to refer […]

May 222019
 

As most regular blog readers know, back in early February we went to Arizona to pick up my cousin Beverly and brought her here to live with us. She has some serious health issues and wasn’t getting much accomplished with the doctors in Tucson. A few weeks ago she had surgery to insert a shunt […]

Oct 132018
 

I’m back with more questions from blog readers about RVing, what’s happening in our lives since we hung up the keys, and all kinds of other things. While I try to answer all questions individually, I also share some here. Q. Why did you stop using your bus conversion? I couldn’t find a reference to […]

DNA Test Needed

 Posted by at 12:06 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 182018
 

As I said in yesterday’s blog, we took a road trip to visit family and friends and do some genealogy research, along with gathering lots of stories about interesting places to visit for my blog readers. Rather than cram too much into one very long blog, I will be talking about the overall details of […]

Q&A For May

 Posted by at 12:59 am  Nick's Blog
May 072018
 

I get a lot of questions from blog readers about RVing, what’s happening in our lives since we hung up the keys, writing and self-publishing, and all kinds of other things. While I try to answer all of them individually, sometimes I also share some here. Q. You guys were on the road fulltime for […]

Oct 192017
 

Occasionally I have RV salesmen or RV dealers take me to task because I frequently say that if their lips are moving, they are lying. No, that’s not true for everybody in the business, and maybe it’s not even true for the majority of them. But it’s been my experience that it’s more common than […]

My Peeps

 Posted by at 1:06 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 122017
 

After reading yesterday’s blog in which I said we needed to run into New Smyrna Beach to get the registrations renewed on our vehicles, three blog readers left comments or sent me emails asking why I didn’t just do it online, which would be quicker and more convenient. When we changed our official domicile from […]

Jul 292017
 

After reading yesterday’s blog Apples And Oranges, a reader wanted to know why we would take our new van all the way to Arizona and put all of those miles on it instead of driving our Ford Explorer. He said when he buys a new vehicle he does everything he can to keep the miles […]

Playing Catch Up

 Posted by at 12:57 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 212017
 

After being gone for so long it was absolutely wonderful to sleep in our own bed Wednesday night. In fact, it was so good that neither one of us wanted to get up yesterday morning. But we did, because we had a lot of catching up to do. The first order of business for me […]

The Other Arizona

 Posted by at 1:30 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 112017
 

Three blog readers have asked me how we are tolerating staying in Terry’s sister’s fifth wheel trailer in the middle of an Arizona summer, and wondering if it is even safe to do so, given the limited insulation and barely adequate air conditioners that most RVs have. Down in the desert it would not be […]

It’s Not That Easy

 Posted by at 12:51 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 082016
 

After reading my blog post the other day titled We Got Boosted in which I wrote about the weBoost 4G RV Cell Phone Signal Booster Kit I was sent to review, I got three or four inquiries from blog readers wanting to know how often we get freebies like that, and how they can get […]

Party Time!

 Posted by at 12:24 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 102016
 

RVers are always fun people to hang out with, and the most fun of them all of the members of the Escapees RV Club. Those folks know how to have a good time! Yesterday afternoon I happened to look out the window and saw a large crowd gathering in front of the office here at […]

Dec 302014
 

About this time every year I get a report from WordPress on how this blog performed in the past twelve months, and this year’s report came in yesterday. The numbers are very nice. In fact, a note with the report said that this is one of the top read travel blogs published on a daily […]

Last Day In Elkhart

 Posted by at 12:05 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 062014
 

Where does the time go? Half the year is behind us already and I’m still dating things 2013. And, this our last day in Elkhart. Tomorrow we’re heading to the Indian Lakes Thousand Trails preserve in Batesville, Indiana. We’ve been here over two months and it seems like it’s been just a couple of weeks. […]

Never Enough Hours

 Posted by at 3:01 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 162014
 

It seems like there are never enough hours in a day to accomplish everything I want to do. Yesterday was a good example. We started the day visiting with Tiffany, who comes out to the motorhome every morning for coffee with Terry. It was Tiffany’s birthday, so I had to tease her about getting older, […]

Time To Get To Work

 Posted by at 2:01 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 032014
 

Congratulations to Gary Pearce, this weeks winner of our drawing for an audiobook of John Daulton’s Rift in the Races . Enjoy your book, Gary. Stay tuned, because another drawing starts soon. I know I should have been working, but for some reason I just couldn’t get motivated, and I spent most of yesterday goofing […]

Another Issue Done

 Posted by at 2:02 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 162013
 

Yesterday I finished the new issue of the Gypsy Journal, and after Miss Terry finished proofing it and I made the necessary corrections, I uploaded it to our printer’s webserver last night. The holidays are always difficult in publishing because the printers are always short staffed and have extra work printing holiday advertising flyers, shipping […]